Model Tess Holliday Hits Back At Criticism Of Her Cosmopolitan Cover Shoot!
Tess Holliday is Cosmopolitan UK’s latest cover girl and not everyone is happy about it. You see Holliday isn’t your average covergirl- she’s a gorgeous plus size model who is a body-positive advocate for women around the world.
The 33 year old mum of two has made a career out of promoting a healthy body image and is the first to shut down negative comments about her body size.
Phew, I’m literally a COSMO GIRL!! Can’t believe I’m saying that! 😭😭 Thank you @cosmopolitanuk & @farrahstorr for this incredible opportunity 🙏🏻 If I saw a body like mine on this magazine when I was a young girl, it would have changed my life & hope this does that for some of y’all 💕 Issue hits stands 8/31! 🎉🎉🎉🎉 Photo by the incredible @wattsupphoto #effyourbeautystandards
When her Cosmopolitan cover was first unveiled, British TV presenter Piers Morgan was less than impressed. The controversial 53 year old media personality says putting Holliday on the cover of a magazine in this day and age is sending a dangerous message to millions of women.
“As Britain battles an ever-worsening obesity crisis, this is the new cover of Cosmo,” Morgan said on Instagram. “Apparently we’re supposed to view it as a ‘huge step forward for body positivity.’ What a load of old baloney. This cover is just as dangerous and misguided as celebrating size zero models.”
Does he have a point? Imagine if the cover showed a rake thin woman who was clearly suffering from anorexia. There would be a national uproar for sure. We would all be saying what a terrible message it was sending to our young girls. Is this cover of Holliday not the same thing? Is it not celebrating obesity? Is it not promoting a body size which is a danger to women’s health?
Holliday doesn’t seem to think so. She hit back at Morgan this week by tweeting a sassy response to the TV presenter.
“To everyone saying I’m a burden to the British health care system, I’m American so you don’t have to worry about my fat a–,” she wrote. “Worry about what horrible people you are by whining about how me being on the cover of a glossy magazine impacts your small-minded life.”
Holliday clarified her sentiments on morning TV by saying, “I’m not Piers Morgan. I don’t need to troll people to stay relevant. I just get to have an awesome job and do what I love and hopefully change people’s lives.
I’m not recruiting people. I’m literally just telling people to love themselves and it just happens to come from a bigger body,” she said.
What do you think?